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Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama
Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in Lawrence County, Ala., in March 2013. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison. In a signed confession, Martinez said he killed Ruiz because Ruiz made statements in January 2013 about Martinez's adult daughter that he took offense to, according to the Lawrence County district attorney's office. He returned in March to kill Ruiz. “I knew I wanted to kill him, but decided to wait because I knew my DNA was in the truck,"...

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